An Assessment of Available Models for the Design of Schottky-Based Multipliers Up to THz Frequencies
Monte Carlo method
Fecha de publicación
D. Pardo, J. Grajal, C. G. Pérez-Moreno, and S. Pérez; An assessment of available models for the design of Schottky-based multipliers up to THz frequencies; IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology 4, 277-286 (2014)
[EN]This paper evaluates the ranges of application and physical limitations of lumped equivalent circuits and drift-diffusion models for the design of THz circuits. The predictions of these models have been compared with aMonte Carlo model, which was considered as a reference, and with measurements from doublers and triplers designed and fabricated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Additionally, the usefulness of Schottky diodes as frequency multipliers above 3 THz is analyzed with the Monte Carlo model.